Independent Miners Union Statement on Miners Struggle

There has been an growth of miners protests in Ukraine in response to the planned closure of state owned miners across and unpaid wages. Following the recent joint union congress of miners a number of reports appeared in the  media seeking to discredit the miners - in response the following statement has been issued by M. … Continue reading Independent Miners Union Statement on Miners Struggle

EMERGENCY CONGRESS OF UKRAINE’S MINERS CALLED TO PREPARE NEXT STEPs

The Ukrainian miners struggle is developing rapidly - with an unprecedented Ukrainian Coal Miners’ Congress which will be held 21-22 April 2015, jointly organised by the Confederation of the Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), and the Trade Union of Coal-Mining Industry (PRUP). On April 7th a joint meeting of the organising committee of the … Continue reading EMERGENCY CONGRESS OF UKRAINE’S MINERS CALLED TO PREPARE NEXT STEPs

FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

THE UKRAINIAN WORKERS ARE WILLING TO FIGHT The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign held a packed meeting in the House of Commons on 10th March addressed by  Yuriy Samoylov, Chairman of the NGPU  – independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine in Kryvyi Rih.  The meeting was hosted by Labour Party MP's  John McDonnell and Ian Lavery, … Continue reading FORUM IN PARLIAMENT WITH MINERS LEADER HEARS THE REVOLUTION IS NOT OVER

‘for me it’s cheaper to bury them than to stop production at the pit’.”

Yefim Zvyagilsky, the Ukrainian parliamentarian and owner of the Zasiadko mine in Donetsk where an unknown number of miners have been killed in an explosion. According to M.Volynets leader of Confederation of Independent Unions of Ukraine, there are currently identified only 21 of the 33 people killed. The mine management adopts a practice - common … Continue reading ‘for me it’s cheaper to bury them than to stop production at the pit’.”

Anti-Bribery Committee is watching over the progress of investigation on the case of Mr. Demchyshyn’s contracts

Report by PRUP the Trade Union of Mineworkers of Ukraine Anti-Bribery Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has taken under its control an investigation on a case of contracts for power supply from Russia to Ukraine which were signed by “UkrInterEnergo” and Russian “RAO Inter”. It was stated by Victor Chumak, a member of the … Continue reading Anti-Bribery Committee is watching over the progress of investigation on the case of Mr. Demchyshyn’s contracts

Report of Miners Union meeting with Chairman of the Parliament

Mining Unions Met with Mr. Vladimir Groisman, the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Comprehension was found. ( PRUP )  On 03 March 2015, the representatives of Trade Union of the Coal Industry of Ukraine (PRUP) met with Mr. Vladimir Groisman, the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The meeting was attended with Mr. Victor Tumanov, … Continue reading Report of Miners Union meeting with Chairman of the Parliament

Protests escalating by Miners in West Ukraine

Protests by miners in West Ukraine are escalating over poor conditions, unpaid wages , cuts and closures.  In the  Chervonohrad coal mining area (Lviv Oblast) , the miners of the town of VKontakte, blocked the Kovel-Lviv highway.   On 3rd March one-thousand miners engaged in a mass protest at the Parliament – the Verkhovna Rada of … Continue reading Protests escalating by Miners in West Ukraine

Exclusive Interview with leader of the Independent Miners Union – Luhansk

The Luhansk People’s Republic doesn't need independent unions and registering them is now prohibited The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to present to the labour movement this exclusive interview with Mykola Koziuberda leader of the Independent Union of Miners (NPG)  at the Nikanor Nova mine of the Luhansk Coal Association.  NPG is facing a serious attack on trade … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with leader of the Independent Miners Union – Luhansk

UNIONS BANNED BY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS IN LUHANSK

Independent trade unions are now banned in the so-called Luhansk Peoples Republic’ – the Order was issued on 20th January2015 by the Minster of Justice A.V. Shubin entitled:  “Concerning the Ban for Registration of Independent Trade Unions on the Territory of the People’s Republic of Luhansk Peoples Republic”.  The order has become fully apparent as … Continue reading UNIONS BANNED BY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS IN LUHANSK